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Uwasa no Midori-kun!!  
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Description
Midori Yamate is a 15 year-old girl and is very much a tomboy. When she was young, Midori meets a boy called Tsukasa Hino, who came to the island she lives on for a holiday. He teaches her to play soccer and she falls in love with the sport. Midori is inspired by Tsukasa and continues to play soccer in hopes that they would meet again someday. When they do meet again Tsukasa does something unforgivable. Determined to defeat Tsukasa on the soccer field Midori enrolls in an all boy high school.

Contains a short story of 2 chapters called Shounen x Cinderella in the 8th and 9th Volumes:
Sakuragi Azuma has a secret that no one should ever know about: he's actually Momo Kasuka, an up and coming female model! While shooting a new drama, he meets another arising newcomer named Yui Hazuki, and things are going to get heated!

Type
Manga

Related Series
Get Love!! (Adapted From)

Associated Names
うわさの翠くん!!
传说中的翠君
好逑少女
Boy x Cinderella
Los rumores sobre Midori (Spanish)
Prince Eleven
Shounen x Cinderella
The rumoured Midori-kun!!

Groups Scanlating
Bloody Sakura Guild
Cloud 9 Scans
Eclipse Scans
Fateful Encounters
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Latest Release(s)
v.8 c.36 by Cloud 9 Scans (628d ago)
v.8 c.35 by Cloud 9 Scans (717d ago)
v.7 c.Side Story by Cloud 9 Scans (729d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete) + Fanbook

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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Forum
5 topics, 73 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (660 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.47 / 10.0
10
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9+
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Last Updated
January 24th 2014, 3:30pm PST


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Year
2006

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #790 increased(+68)
Monthly Pos #1061 increased(+98)
3 Month Pos #1169 increased(+4)
6 Month Pos #1094 decreased(-92)

List Stats
On 1963 reading lists
On 657 wish lists
On 350 completed lists
On 225 unfinished lists
On 248 custom lists

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Kazuma or Tsukasa? 322 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes ago
What will the ending would be? 945 days, 1 hours, 42 minutes ago
love it! 2253 days, 12 hours, 32 minutes ago
This manga 2360 days, 7 hours, 6 minutes ago
Is the series on hiatus? 2434 days, 17 hours, 32 minutes ago

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Call it a guilty pleasure...?   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Criminal Intent
August 26th, 2008, 10:57pm
It's kinda sad that brid's comment was right on point, but for some reason I found this series strangely compelling enough to read in its entirety (maybe just b/c I wanted to see who ended up together).

Trust me as soon as I saw who the mangaka was and read the summary, I checked most of my brain cells at the door. It's not about the series being unrealistic, it was just downright bad writing. I won't hold a grudge against anyone who dropped this within the first few chaps.
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Stupid   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by KimiKazoo
August 12th, 2008, 4:24pm
The girl Midori is one of my most hated characters, the story is unrealistic too.
I read the raws, the ending was the absolute worst i have seen.
Terrible manga
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meh...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by lialah
August 4th, 2008, 12:28am
My tolerance lately for predictable characters seems to be at an all time low. Simply put, I think I would like this much better if Midori had more spine and depth to her and Tsukasa wasn't such a big jerk. I like the fact that Midori does participate and have talent in soccer (which is a nice change, as it's usually the girl sitting on the sideline). I can also dismiss the fact that that her real 'gender' is glaringly obvious (it's shoujo after all). Still, what I don't like is that everytime she plays against Tsukasa she turns into putty and is often busy either being manhandled or blushing at him. It's these elements that make this story go from a unique concept to totally predictable shoujo.

Overall- cute art, ok story, disappointing characters. Good perhaps if you have nothing better to read.
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Not to be overanalyzed   
Rating: N/A
by Fareki
July 3rd, 2008, 9:06am
Personally, I believe that Uwasa no Midori-Kun is average. It is not to be overanalyzed and picked apart for every single little detail. Sure, it can be cliched and unreal at times, but what shoujo manga isn't? I agree that there are issues with the details, like the size of Midori's breasts.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that this is a good manga for reading, if people will just accept what happens within the confines of that world. It's like reading science-fiction, or any other type of book -- you have to get over the hump of reality that is within our world, and merge yourself with the laws of the manga. ACCEPT IT!

... Last updated on June 7th, 2011, 12:13pm
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Offensive   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by brid
June 21st, 2008, 3:15am
There are mangas where the lead female is cool and it makes you feel energized while reading them because you really understand her and want her to do well. On the flipside, there are mangas (like Hot Gimmick, to use a classic example) that make you cringe because of the very bad gender politics--where you can just feel the women's rights movement being set back another 10 years with each new volume. And then there's Uwasa no Midori-kun!!... This manga wanted to be the former, but is actually the latter. Boy is it the latter.

Setting gender politics aside, it's just not a very good manga. Let me correct that: it's not a very good manga which insults the reader's intelligence at every turn. The main character in no way makes a convincing boy (she has huge boobs that she does not try to conceal), and worse still, she works in a coffee shop--as a girl--frequented by all her teammates. Does a skirt and a wig truly hide her identity that much? Is no one supposed to notice that she's completely feminine? And is no one supposed to noice that Midori and Tsukasa spend most of their time groping one another rather than playing soccer? When both of your team's top players disappear *in the middle of a game,* are we really expected to believe that neither coach, nor any of their teammates would come looking for them? Or that this kind of thing could happen repeatedly without anyone ever becoming suspicious? And finally, how are we expected to believe that this manga is actually a love triangle when the main character has sex with Tsukasa in the first chapter (and keeps having sex with him)?

Now back to the gender politics: this manga features one of the worst male leads ever. He has sex with Midori on a bet in the first chapter, telling her that he intends to marry her so it's OK. Turns out, it was all a lie and that he does this sort of thing to poor unsuspecting girls often. He even has a good laugh with his friends about it afterwards. Nice thing to do to your childhood friend. The revenge that Midori decides to take on him for this truly horrible offense never once gets off the ground because she instead spends the rest of the manga blushing over him and allowing him to seduce her. Add in some hint of a sad past for him, and the author expects us to forgive him since he's attractive. Even worse, Midori's soccer playing ability--the one truly stand-out feature about her--goes out the door whenever she's around him. She becomes a lousy player, but according to the manga, that's supposed to be a good thing because it shows her love for him. So, according to this manga: a male can do anything he wants to women, but a good woman should be expected to forgive him, to "stand by her man" under any circumstances, to put his needs before her own, and to allow herself to be lead around and treated like an infant whenever it suits him (i.e., when he wants sex). Furthermore, there's really no need for a woman to have talents of her own when her man has them; she should just be his cheerleader instead. Midori's soccer-playing abilities were only useful to land her Tsukasa; afterwards, there was no need for them. Also! No matter how rotten a guy is, if a woman is persistent enough, and loves him enough, he'll change for her! Only a bad woman would give up on him and choose a more healthy relationship (i.e. Kazuma). The fact that a manga like this is actually marketed towards 13 year old girls is socially irresponsible at best, and downright sickening at worst.
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plothole   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Jenny
June 7th, 2008, 2:48pm
I have briefly scrolled through this manga... first few chapters and it simply amazes me how nobody in the manga notices her(midori's) breast, which are really obvious, when she plays soccer and all. I mean seriously I love genderbender but she should have atleast done a good job at it and bind her boobs or something. Like mizuki in hanakimi who wore this special vest to hide them. It was like a major plot hole... so I stopped reading.
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Overrated..   
Rating: N/A
by lilchoconut
May 26th, 2008, 9:33pm
Why is this rated so high?
It's so BAD.... >_>;;; the story is so flawed... (random, unrealistic, and cliched)
*sigh*...

*continues reading it anyways*
(at least the characters are cute...)

from the looks of it its going to end up just like moe kare... but worse...

... Last updated on May 26th, 2008, 10:01pm
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Cute art, AWFUL AWFUL story   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Pingu4u2
April 17th, 2008, 1:54pm
Any points in the rating I give to this series is entirely for the art. The way the story is executed is AWFUL. It is one of the worst mangas I have ever seen that has the whole "Girl dresses up as guy" plot. It's true that the plot premise is very cute (i.e., girl dressing up as guy to get revenge on a guy), but there are MANY other series that execute this same kind of plot MUCH better.

The main character, Midori, is absolutely ridiculous. The whole driving force behind her seems to be revenge against this jerk, right? She doesn't seem to be going about it very well. She doesn't really do much, though she's supposed to get better at soccer than him, and every time they meet up, she always ends up just blushing and making out with him. It makes no sense. Not to mention the fact that she strings along the other guy that is really nice to her. And it's also kind of weird that everyone in the school fails to notice the humongous boobies she fails to bind when she's "dressing up as a guy."
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i AM IN LOVE   
Rating: N/A
by kelser10
March 31st, 2008, 12:47pm
I love this story, it is actually about a girl who can take care of herself and also is as tough as the boys, while also still being feminine. I love these kinds of stories. Does anyone know anymore like this?
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..   
Rating: N/A
by danielabda
March 24th, 2008, 9:49am
Despite what other people said about it, I decided to pick it up and its actually pretty decent...they come out very slowly so its the kind of manga you read once every time it comes out...A good manga to read while you wait for others to come out, just add this one on your list...

... Last updated on September 29th, 2008, 2:44am
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